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Jared Leto

Jared Leto

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Jared Joseph Leto

Birth Date :

December 26, 1971

Birth Place :

Bossier City, Louisiana, USA

Claim to fame :

As Harry Goldfarb in "Requiem for a Dream" (2000)

Biography


If acting is an addiction, Jared Leto is then a victim. He had shown total commitment in most of his works. Glancing back at his male leading role in "Requiem for a Dream" (2000), little had people known that he was going through an extreme diet and gave up sex with his then fiancee, Cameron Diaz to make himself appear closest to the character Harry Goldfarb, the drug addict. Through this movie, his co-star, Ellen Burstyn was nominated Best Actress in a Leading Role in the 2001 Oscar. Ironically he didn't get any. For Leto personal satisfaction sometimes worth more than praise. "All of my roles have had their own unique set of challenges, and I enjoy that in some perverse, masochistic way," he said.

Born on December 26, 1971 in Bossier City, Louisiana, Jared Leto had a rather gloomy childhood. Post his parents' divorce, he followed his single mum, Constance and brother, Shannon to live nomadically. His artistic blood eventually delivered him to University of the Arts in Philadelphia and New York's School of Visual Arts to successively study painting and filmmaking. In 1991, he moved to L.A. to seek a better future and only found it three years later after he starred as Claire Danes' object of vague love in the critically acclaimed teen drama series "My So-Called Life" (1994). He would still play opposite Danes in "How to Make American Quilt" (1995) before playing along Christina Ricci in British comedy "The Last of the High Kings" (1996). Already, Leto was on his way to the big league of showbiz.

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Kim Kardashian and Jared Leto Debut New Platinum Hair at Paris Fashion Week

March 05, 2015 20:47:08 GMT

and stole attention in Paris for Fashion Week. The reality TV star debuted her new platinum tresses while the rocker/actor showed a new sleek look with blonde-bleached short hair which he previously teased on Instagram.
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David Ayer Describes Jared Leto's Joker in 'Suicide Squad', Shares Behind-the-Scenes Pics

March 02, 2015 06:20:49 GMT

Director David Ayer chose the word "majestic" when asked by his Twitter follower to describe 's Joker in upcoming movie "" in one word. Leto himself has previously described the part as a "nearly Shakespearean character." The actor was quoted as saying, "The opportunity to take on this nearly Shakespearean character - that's what graphic novels and comic books are becoming, right? [He's] this beautiful disaster of a character - what a big challenge."
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Jared Leto Gaining Weight for Role in 'Suicide Squad', Jay Hernandez's Role Revealed

February 20, 2015 04:58:26 GMT

opens up about preparing to play Joker in "" in a new interview. The member who appears on the cover of Billboard's latest edition mentions in an interview to the magazine that he has been trying to gain weight for the role in the DC supervillain movie. "Do you mind if I eat a little?" he asks. "I'm trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours - and I'm terrible at eating a lot."
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Lupita Nyong'o, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett to Present at Oscars

February 04, 2015 21:07:23 GMT

The first presenters of the upcoming 87th annual Academy Awards are announced. Last year's big winners , , , and are all enlisted to present awards at the Oscars on February 22.
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Lupita Nyong'o Splits From Boyfriend, Is Spotted Getting Cozy With Jared Leto

January 27, 2015 07:23:08 GMT

has called it quits with her rapper boyfriend, , Us Weekly reports. A source tells the site that Lupita was the one who ended their relationship and the break-up happened last year.
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Jared Leto Wants to Get Haircut, Teases Plan on Instagram

December 25, 2014 08:04:32 GMT

is ready to trade his long locks for a shorter hairdo. The member took to Instagram on Wednesday, December 24 to tell fans that he's ready to get a new look for the new year. He uploaded an old photo of him sporting cool hairdo from a 2011 GQ Germany photo shoot, simply captioning the black-and-white snap, "Haircut. #2015."
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Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and More Announced as 'Suicide Squad' Cast

December 03, 2014 01:58:10 GMT

Warner Bros. officially announced the cast of "" on Tuesday, December 2. , , , , and who previously were rumored to take part in the project are set to play Batman's nemesis The Joker, Deadshot, Joker's girlfriend Harley Quinn, Rick Flag, Boomerang and Enchantress respectively.
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Jared Leto Eying The Joker Role in DC Movie 'Suicide Squad'

November 08, 2014 04:16:28 GMT

is in negotiations to join David Ayer's "". According to a scoop from The Wrap, the "" actor is eying to portray The Joker in the upcoming Warner Bros. adaptation of DC antihero comics.
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Ewan McGregor, Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey Lined Up for 'Dr. Strange'

October 15, 2014 04:17:17 GMT

"Dr. Strange" casting rumors heat up again after dropped out of negotiations to portray the Sorcerer Supreme. , , and are reportedly among the candidates to headline the pic.
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Jared Leto, Selena Gomez, Cara Delevingne Have Fun at Leonardo Dicaprio's Star-Studded Fundraising

July 25, 2014 06:53:23 GMT

threw a star-studded party in summer hotspot Saint-Tropez, France, on Wednesday, July 23 to raise money for his namesake foundation. Celebrities such as and new BFF , , , and attended the foundation's first-ever annual gala.
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Jared Leto's Hugging Meme Becomes Popular on Internet

July 14, 2014 09:21:06 GMT

's hugging meme recently became popular on Internet. The "" actor originally posted a picture of him hugging a tree during his leisure time on July 5. Since then, internet users started to post various memes of Jared with the tag #JaredHuggginLeto.
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Kristen Stewart Debuts New Short Hair, Jared Leto Wears Women's Pants at Chanel Show

July 09, 2014 05:02:49 GMT

and stood out at Chanel's Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 show at the Grand Palais in Paris, France on July 8. Kristen debuted new short hair do while Jared unexpectedly wore women's trousers to the event.
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Jared Leto and Ellen Page Named PETA's Sexiest Vegetarians of 2014

June 26, 2014 16:35:57 GMT

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) names this year's hottest vegetarian celebrities. The title goes to ' frontman and "" actor as well as "" actress .
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Jared Leto Will Not Star in 'Brilliance'

June 24, 2014 04:11:58 GMT

is no longer expected to join the cast and crew of "", Nikki Finke has learned. The vocalist met with the film's director Julius Onah early last week and said he was interested in the project before he changed his mind.
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'Brilliance' Could Be Jared Leto's Next Major Starring Role

June 18, 2014 00:52:14 GMT

is eying "" as his first starring role after winning an Oscar for "". The actor is known to be very selective in his movie career and it has been a slow process of getting him to sign up to the adaptation of Marcus Sakey novel.
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Report: Jared Leto Eyed for 'Dr. Strange'

June 04, 2014 06:25:46 GMT

As Scott Derrickson ("", "") confirms "Dr. Strange" directing gig, it's revealed that is eyed by Marvel to headline the pic. According to a scoop from Badass Digest, the Oscar winner is among the possible candidates to play Stephen Strange.
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Bono Celebrates Birthday With Pharrell Williams, Jared Leto

May 16, 2014 06:22:54 GMT

Many stars gathered at a party to celebrate 's birthday recently. Bono, who turned 54 on May 10, was joined by celebrity friends such as and in a bash which took place at manager Guy Oseary's house in Los Angeles. Bono's daughter Jordan, who coincidentally shares the same birthday with the singer, celebrated her 25th birthday alongside her father.
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Jared Leto Says His Oscar Statue Is 'a Filthy Mess'

April 26, 2014 02:58:44 GMT

Just a month after received a Best Supporting Actor trophy for his role in "" at the Oscars, the singer/actor admitted that the statue was "a filthy mess." Leto, who apparently is not really concerned about the trophy, talked about the prize in a new interview with The Associated Press, saying that it had sustained more damages.
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MTV Movie Awards 2014: 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Wins Movie of the Year

April 14, 2014 04:10:49 GMT

The live telecast of the 23rd annual MTV Movie Awards just ended with the crowning of "" as Movie of the Year. presented the top prize after and performed "" soundtrack.
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MTV Movie Awards 2014: Rihanna, Jared Leto, and Jonah Hill Among Early Winners

April 14, 2014 01:58:28 GMT

The 23rd annual MTV Movie Awards kicked off Sunday night, April 13 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles with as a host. The first awards of the night were announced on the red carpet before the show officially begins. won Best Cameo for her brief appearance in "".
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Jared Leto Shows Support for Ukrainian Protesters at 30 Seconds to Mars' Concert in Kiev

March 14, 2014 08:48:03 GMT

Rock band didn't let the political disaster in Ukraine ruin their scheduled performance in the country. During their concert in Kiev on Wednesday, March 12, and his bandmates showed support for the Ukrainian protesters who'd been fighting for a new nation.
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Jared Leto Dissed Jennifer Lawrence for Falling Twice at the Oscars

March 07, 2014 23:47:11 GMT

took a diss at fellow Oscar nominee for falling twice at the awards ceremony. Leto said in an interview that he started to question whether it was for a stunt.
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Jared Leto Says He Damaged His Oscar Trophy

March 05, 2014 01:40:05 GMT

Only a few days after the 2014 Oscars, reveals that he already damaged his statue. Leto, who was crowned Best Supporting Actor for his role in "", made the revelation in an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada on Tuesday, March 4.
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Oscars 2014: Jared Leto Wins First Award as Best Supporting Actor

March 03, 2014 01:57:46 GMT

The 86th annual Academy Awards kicked off Sunday night, March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and the first Oscar statuette went to . He was named Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal as transgendered character in "".
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Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o and Jennifer Lawrence Dazzle on Red Carpet

March 03, 2014 00:58:07 GMT

, , and Olympic figure skaters and Tara Lipinski were among the early stars to arrive at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. They were on duty to cover the red carpet fashion for such media outlets as E! and Access Hollywood.
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2014 Indie Spirit Awards Full Winners List

March 02, 2014 01:13:16 GMT

"" is paving its way toward Oscar victory. The period drama came as big winner at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards which was held Saturday, March 1 morning in Santa Monica, California.
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Miley Cyrus and Jared Leto Reportedly Are 'Hooking Up'

February 19, 2014 14:25:31 GMT

and have been seen in the same scenes lately but there is more than meets the eyes. It has been reported that the singers/actors have created a bond over their love of music and art that they are secretly hooking up.
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Jared Leto Responds to Heckler Criticizing His Casting in 'Dallas Buyers Club'

February 06, 2014 01:25:29 GMT

was applauded at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival not only for his impressive performance in "" but also for his classy way to handle a heckler. When an attendee yelled that he had no business playing a transgendered woman in a movie because he's a man, he responded in a way that drew cheers from the other guests.
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2014 SAG Awards: Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto Among Early Winners

January 19, 2014 02:21:18 GMT

was the first name called out as winner at the SAG Awards ceremony held on Saturday, January 18. The "" actress and newcomer beat "" star who was triumphant in the Supporting Actress category at the recent Golden Globes.
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2014 SAG Awards Red Carpet Ruled by Kerry Washington, Malin Akerman

January 19, 2014 01:53:47 GMT

Hollywood stars arrived at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles to celebrate the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, January 18. Making a statement on the red carpet was and her baby bump.
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